The high-speed nature of the brand new Bahrain ‘oval’ observe that’s being thought-about for a Method 1 race later this yr will be revealed on this onboard digital lap of the observe.
With Bahrain probably holding two races in the direction of the tip of the season, a plan has emerged for the second occasion to happen on its shorter ‘Outer Circuit’.
The observe format, which options three lengthy straights, has been labelled an ‘virtually oval’ by F1’s managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn.
As this on-board sim lap of the choice format reveals (see video under), the observe makes use of the primary and remaining sectors of the present grand prix circuit, however cuts out the center part of the Sakhir circuit. It additionally runs by means of two excessive velocity turns earlier than a tighter left-right flick.
The Bahrain observe’s CEO Sheikh Salman bin Isa al-Khalifa says the format would provide one thing thrilling for drivers and followers.
“It is a low downforce observe,” he mentioned. “There isn’t any approach I will examine it to Monza, however it’s a observe the place you are going to run the vehicles on minimal downforce, so there might be slipstreaming. Hopefully we are able to have three DRS zones.
“You’ve got nonetheless acquired Flip 1 and Flip 4, and often the individuals who make errors in Flip 1 lose out on the run as much as Flip 4. There are just a few passing alternatives there.
“Out of Flip 4/5/6 could be flat out in an F1 automobile. After which actually braking exhausting at a pointy angle and hitting that chicane and again out once more. It is an space for errors to occur, however possibly not passing.
“And you then’ve acquired one other straight to enter the final nook – an additional two or 300 metres in comparison with the GP observe. It is virtually so long as the pit straight.”